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Georgia Civil War Era Graves -a photo essay

Over the past several weeks I have found myself in Georgia for two separate trips. Besides hosting the Battle of Chickamauga, Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea, Georgia is the final resting place for many of the Confederacy’s … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant dies

Today is the 126th anniversary of the death of US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. When most people think of the most popular, well known people of 19th Century United States they immediately think of Abraham Lincoln. While Lincoln was … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant turns 189

Today is the birthday of U.S. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. He was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. Grant’s career is an American success story. Entering the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1839, … Continue reading

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The Battle of Gettysburg – 147th Anniversary

This is the 147th anniversary of the close of the Battle of Gettysburg.  It is also the 147th anniversary of the “interview” between CSA Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton and US Major General Ulysses S. Grant at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  On … Continue reading

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The Siege of Vicksburg Commences

One hundred forty-seven years ago, while US Major General Joe Hooker was reeling from his thrashing at Chancellorsville, Major General Ulysses S. Grant, commanding the Army of the Tennessee, was marching through Mississippi.  On this day in the Civil War, … Continue reading

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Grierson’s Raid – Effective Use of Cavalry in the West

Benjamin Grierson’s Raid – April 17 through May 2, 1863 During the spring of 1863, US Major General Ulysses S. Grant was planning his offensive to capture Vicksburg.  Vicksburg was positioned high above a horseshoe shaped bend of the Mississippi River.  … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant Attacks Vicksburg

On May 22, 1863, US Major General Ulysses S. Grant ordered a major attack against the Confederate works at Vicksburg, Mississippi.(i)  Grant did not want a siege – he wanted a breakthrough.  Grant had enjoyed a string of successful battles … Continue reading

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